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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 15:33

You must admit it's a funny story...

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 15:56

Coloradoan wrote:They wouldn't have known the difference, but they almost certainly would have come away thinking less of rugby than if the All Blacks had actually been there. There was definitely a lot of confusion about it being the All Blacks too. Just this morning I was wearing a rugby shirt and my barber was asking me if I went to see the All Blacks when they were here in Denver last summer. It wasn't too bad of a match, though, and it was probably net neutral for rugby union in the area.


I remember us discussing the Test on the board here and I stating that people were posting #AllBlacks #AllBlackEverything as hashtags on their instagram. In fact it was a coupe thousand posts irc.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby ruckovercdn » Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 16:42

ARC Side has been named.

https://rugby.ca/en/news/2019/01/roster ... st-matches



Canada Roster:

Kyle Baillie – (NOLA Gold/Atlantic Rock) Summerside, PEI
Noah Barker – (Glendale Raptors/BC Bears) Courtenay, BC
Ray Barkwill – (Unattached/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON
Justin Blanchet – (Bedford Blues) Montreal, QC
Nick Blevins – (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB
Hubert Buydens – (NOLA Gold/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saskatoon, SK
Luke Campbell – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
Andrew Coe – (Markham Irish/Ontario Blues) Toronto, ON
Dustin Dobravsky – (Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears) Hanover, Germany
Guiseppe du Toit – (Toronto Arrows/BC Bears) Maple Ridge, BC
Doug Fraser – (Austin Elite/BC Bears) Ladysmith, BC
Ciaran Hearn – (London Irish/Atlantic Rock) Conception Bay South, NL
Eric Howard – (NOLA Gold/Ontario Blues) Ottawa, ON
Cole Keith – (Toronto Arrows/Atlantic Rock) Sussex, NB
Will Kelly – (Dragons/Ontario Blues) Ancaster, ON
Conor Keys – (Rotherham Titans/Atlantic Rock) Stittsville, ON
Ryan Kotlewski – (Westshore RFC/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB
Josh Larsen – (Austin Elite) Parskville, BC
Ben LeSage – (UBC Thunderbirds/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
Kainoa Lloyd – (Toronto Arrows/Ontario Blues) Mississauga, ON
Jamie Mackenzie – (Toronto Arrows/Atlantic Rock) Oakville, ON
Pat Parfrey – (Unattached/Atlantic Rock) St. John’s, NL
Nakai Penny – (Seattle Seawolves/BC Bears) Penticton, BC
Will Percillier – (Stade Francais) Mill Bay, BC
Lucas Rumball – (Toronto Arrows/Ontario Blues) Mississauga, ON
Theo Sauder – (Toronto Arrows/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
Djustice Sears-Duru – (Seattle Seawolves/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON
Mike Sheppard – (Toronto Arrows/Ontario Blues) Brampton, ON

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby grande » Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 23:49

Barkwill's no longer with Seattle, I guess?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 00:13

grande wrote:Barkwill's no longer with Seattle, I guess?

That's correct. He's currently contracted to the CTG.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 12:45

TheStroBro wrote:
grande wrote:Barkwill's no longer with Seattle, I guess?

That's correct. He's currently contracted to the CTG.


How can you be contracted to a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiotocography ?
Joking aside, acronyms to such a broad audience who might lack specific inside in another country's rugby are sometimes a bad idea.
What does CTG mean? I googled and I couldn't find an answer.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby ruckovercdn » Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 13:29

Am I alone in just being constantly surprised George Barton doesnt get a shot?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby welshdragon2000 » Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 14:24

RugbyLiebe wrote:
TheStroBro wrote:
grande wrote:Barkwill's no longer with Seattle, I guess?

That's correct. He's currently contracted to the CTG.


How can you be contracted to a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiotocography ?
Joking aside, acronyms to such a broad audience who might lack specific inside in another country's rugby are sometimes a bad idea.
What does CTG mean? I googled and I couldn't find an answer.



German humour... ;)

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby rey200 » Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 15:53

Central Traning Group? Something like this.
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 15:54

ruckovercdn wrote:Am I alone in just being constantly surprised George Barton doesnt get a shot?


The only thing stopping George right now was him not being a regular starter for Seawolves last season. He's a bloody tank, talented enough to get an Academy spot with ASM. So yeah, I don't get it. He'd definitely be an upgrade at 12.

rey200 wrote:Central Traning Group? Something like this.


Centralized Training Group. Although I use the acronym in several posts, it's kind of been explained several times in this thread. Which is why I haven't typed it out often.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 16:24

welshdragon2000 wrote:

German humour... ;)


No, no, no my friend, we Germans don't have humour. Also please don't mention the war.
So Central training group it is. Thanks Strobro. To be fair I've stumbled upon CTG more than just a few times, but chose that now the time was to ask for it.
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Grayday88 » Mon, 21 Jan 2019, 22:07

Random question I know but there are quite a few good American rugby podcasts but are there any Canadian rugby podcasts?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby jonny24 » Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 14:35

Grayday88 wrote:Random question I know but there are quite a few good American rugby podcasts but are there any Canadian rugby podcasts?

None that I know of.
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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Canadaman » Thu, 24 Jan 2019, 01:41

jonny24 wrote:
Grayday88 wrote:Random question I know but there are quite a few good American rugby podcasts but are there any Canadian rugby podcasts?

None that I know of.


Americasrugbynews.com does a podcast which is heavily Canadian influenced. The host is a Canuck.

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/tag/arn-podcast/

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby marvinparsons » Fri, 25 Jan 2019, 14:33

Some sobering numbers.

For my region of approximately 1.5 million people (Eastern Ontario) there are now 628 registered adult players over 13 clubs, mens and womens included. This is down from 752 two seasons ago.

When I began playing in 2002 there were over 1500, if I recall correctly.

Some clubs have folded altogether, while teams that used to run 3 sides now struggle to field 2, often forfeiting games in the seconds division.

This includes three clubs running men's teams with less than 20 registered players and one club running a men's team with 26 registered players.

There is another club running two men's teams and a women's team with 42 total players.

Two clubs that are running two men's team and two women's teams have 84 and 87 registered players. With injuries and vacations that means you often have to field 4 sides with less than 60 people.

Look at the scores in this league!!:

KINGSTON PANTHERS 61 V 14 OTTAWA IRISH
CLUB DE RUGBY DE QUBEC II 19 V 28 ABÉNAKIS
TOWN OF MOUNT ROYAL RFC II 0 V 28 OTTAWA BANSHEES (FOREFIT)
TOWN OF MOUNT ROYAL RFC II 10 V 79 CLUB DE RUGBY DE QUÉBEC II
KINGSTON PANTHERS 78 V 0 CLUB DE RUGBY DE QUÉBEC II
OTTAWA BANSHEES 0 V 60 ABÉNAKIS
OTTAWA IRISH 113 V 0 TOWN OF MOUNT ROYAL RFC II
AB�NAKIS 68 V 5 KINGSTON PANTHERS
OTTAWA BANSHEES 7 V 82 OTTAWA IRISH

Who would want to play or coach that? Who would want to drive 8 hours to win 72-0 or 5 hours to lose by 60 points?

I haven't wanted to be involved in rugby for the last number of years as the goal is barely even about winning or development, it is simply a fight to stay solvent. Playing games with 13 people and no subs against 15 is a reality. Showing up for games to find no opposition happens. Going to practice as a seconds player and then having your game cancelled happens. No wonder the sport is in freefall.

Everything done by Rugby Canada has helped to facilitate this. It isn't all their fault, but they aren't helping.

It's just depressing. Literally every year since I joined the sport it has gotten worse.

I've spent thousands and thousands of dollars and a ridiculous amount of my time to try and build the sport. And for what? Literally a complete waste of a decade + of my life.

Talking about rugby league or which mediocre player should start on the national team, or whether we'll lose 100-10 or 100-0 in the Rugby World Cup is a complete waste of time against the above backdrop.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby ruckovercdn » Sat, 26 Jan 2019, 03:35

So, maybe this is a dumb question, why do the Ottawa teams play in Quebec as opposed to playing within Rugby Ontario. Reading that list it seems like the Quebec sides don't have their ducks in a row. Cutting that out could mean there's less cancelled games and that may limit the 150 player a year free fall. If you're already looking at 5 hours of travel, you might as well get a game.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Sat, 26 Jan 2019, 05:14

Quebec is WRugby country lol. Strong women's rugby.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby marvinparsons » Sat, 26 Jan 2019, 17:05

Its an hour and a half to montreal and 5 hours to toronto.

Not enough local only teams for a credible league.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Rugga » Sat, 26 Jan 2019, 23:14

What do people think of Toronto Arrows chances after the NOLA game. I’m feeling very positive about the season.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby grande » Sun, 27 Jan 2019, 02:16

I think they put up a good fight. The start was a bit rough, but they picked it up and had a very good second half.

On the NOLA side, I was impressed with Eric Howard. I've seen him a couple times for Canada and he was... not great. But he had a good game today.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby LittleGuy » Sun, 27 Jan 2019, 06:14

I only caught the final half hour which was wild. I'm looking forward to this season, once the teams get a little bit of the rust off we should see some decent rugby.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Grayday88 » Mon, 28 Jan 2019, 23:04

Canadaman wrote:
jonny24 wrote:
Grayday88 wrote:Random question I know but there are quite a few good American rugby podcasts but are there any Canadian rugby podcasts?

None that I know of.


Americasrugbynews.com does a podcast which is heavily Canadian influenced. The host is a Canuck.

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/tag/arn-podcast/



Thanks I listened to the ,a test episode it was very good

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby ruckovercdn » Sun, 03 Feb 2019, 00:59

Can anyone get a working stream?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 03 Feb 2019, 01:01

Did you try to use a VPN (maybe through Opera) with this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxu9uLwT0PY

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby ruckovercdn » Sun, 03 Feb 2019, 01:01

Armchair Fan wrote:Did you try to use a VPN (maybe through Opera) with this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxu9uLwT0PY


Honestly I have no idea how to use a VPN

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